" data-medium-file="https://oswegocountytoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/PROC-Colon-Cancer-Month-Mar12-001a-300x265.jpg" data-large-file="https://oswegocountytoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/PROC-Colon-Cancer-Month-Mar12-001a-460x406.jpg" class="size-medium wp-image-83897" title="PROC Colon Cancer Month Mar12 001a" src="http://oswegocountytoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/PROC-Colon-Cancer-Month-Mar12-001a-300x265.jpg" alt="March Is Colon Cancer Awareness Month" width="300" height="265" srcset="https://oswegocountytoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/PROC-Colon-Cancer-Month-Mar12-001a-300x265.jpg 300w, https://oswegocountytoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/PROC-Colon-Cancer-Month-Mar12-001a-150x132.jpg 150w, https://oswegocountytoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/PROC-Colon-Cancer-Month-Mar12-001a-460x406.jpg 460w, https://oswegocountytoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/PROC-Colon-Cancer-Month-Mar12-001a-339x300.jpg 339w, https://oswegocountytoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/PROC-Colon-Cancer-Month-Mar12-001a.jpg 800w" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px" />March Is Colon Cancer Awareness Month
OSWEGO, NY – Oswego County Legislature Chairman Fred Beardsley presented a proclamation designating March as Colon Cancer Awareness Month at the Legislature’s March meeting.
More than 150,000 new cases are diagnosed each year in the United States, making colon cancer the second leading cause of all cancer deaths among men and women equally.
Medical experts recommend screening for all adults beginning at age 50 or earlier if there is a family history of colon cancer.
At hand to receive the proclamation were representatives from the Colon Cancer Alliance.
Pictured from left are Chairman Beardsley, Martha Raymond and John Donohue.